IPL 15: KKR Won By 6 Wickets Under Shreyas’s Command

IPL 15: KKR Won By 6 Wickets Under Shreyas's Command
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MS Dhoni’s half-century also did not work, KKR won by 6 wickets by defeating the champion Chennai in Kolkata. The first win over Chennai after three matches. In the 2021 season, Chennai defeated Kolkata in 3-matches.

Despite former captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten half-century, defending champions Chennai Super Kings had a disappointing start in IPL 15. In the opening match played on Saturday, Chennai’s team suffered a 6-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders. Chennai suffered its first defeat against Kolkata after three consecutive victories.

Kolkata captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bowl first. Chennai had lost five wickets for 61 runs but Dhoni and Jadeja’s excellent partnership managed to score 131 for 5. But Kolkata achieved the target easily by scoring 133 runs for four wickets in 18.3 overs.

Rahane missed his half-century

The Kolkata opener scored 44 runs in 34 balls with six fours and a six. But he missed the meaning of the century. Dhoni scored the first half-century in IPL after 2019. He scored an unbeaten 50 runs in 38 balls with 7 fours and a six. He has scored a total of 24 half-centuries.

Dhoni scored an unbeaten 50 for the sixth wicket with Jadeja. He scored a total of 24 half-centuries. Dhoni shared an unbeaten 70-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Jadeja but he could not make his team win the match.

Kolkata’s batting chased down the target easily

Chasing 132 runs, the Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a great start. Ajinkya Rahane (44) and Venkatesh Iyer (16) shared a 43-run partnership. After that Nitish Rana (21), Sam Billings (20) also got a better start. In the end, captain Shreyas Iyer (25), Sheldon Jackson (3) gave his team victory by staying on the crease. Kolkata scored 133/4 in 18.3 overs.

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Fast bowler Umesh Yadav bowled brilliantly for Kolkata. In his spell of 4 overs, Umesh took 2 wickets for 20 runs. He dismissed both the openers of Chennai.

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